Part of “bathroom renovation FAQs” that must be tackled by every homeowner is “what’s the difference between a cheap bathroom remodel and bathroom renovation?” A bathroom remodel is nothing but an extensive cleaning of the room to remove the accumulated dirt, mold and mildew. It may also include replacement of outdated fittings and fixtures, replacement of bathroom wall tiles, addition of new shower curtains, bathroom lighting, painting or upholstery. Usually, a bathroom remodel is more costly than a complete bathroom renovation due to the additional work involved.
Bathroom renovation however, involves removal of existing bathtub/shower fixtures, replacement of old fixtures with new fixtures, and construction of a new bathroom in its place. A renovation involves tearing down an existing bathroom structure, adding new flooring, walls and roofs and installing new plumbing fixtures. The plumbing has a huge impact on the way the room feels. It makes the difference between having a relaxing bath or a freezing cold one.
Bathroom remodel is best undertaken if the family is big enough to accommodate it. Usually, a full-fledged renovation takes six months. On the other hand, a bathroom remodel can be completed in just a few days. Bathroom renovation usually involves removing the existing bathtubs, sinks and toilets. Sometimes, master bedrooms are included in the remodel plans, as well as the toilets and/or sinks that are required in the master bedroom.
In spite of the fact that it may seem that bathroom remodeling can be an extensive exercise, it needs proper planning. One has to estimate the cost of the project in addition to determine what all fixtures will be required in the bathroom and the space available for building extensions. Planning is particularly important when undertaking large bathroom remodeling projects.
A major advantage of starting a bathroom remodeling project is that you do not have to wait for the finished products to be installed. Sometimes, it can take many months to get a bathroom remodel project completed. However, you do not need to worry about this, as it can easily be remedied by simply getting professional help. You can contact a construction company that specializes in bathroom remodeling projects, or you can even try consulting online.
If you want to do the remodeling work yourself, then it is important that you have all the relevant details before you start. This includes the right materials, the tools, plumbing tools and any general contractor supplies that are needed in the project. Another very important aspect is the grout that you use during the entire process. The general contractor that you use should also supply the grout that you will use during your bathroom remodel. If you purchase your grout from a different store, then ask the general contractor about the best grout to use during your project.